Tuesday, September 12, 2017

{My Parties} Bonjour Bebe Sip and See

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Who's ready for a baby shower with a French twist? Get it? 
I am so excited to share this party with you! . Here in the South (I am in Tennessee), we love to celebrate a baby’s arrival in any way we can. A great alternative to throwing a baby shower is hosting a Sip and See for the mother and baby. All the guests really want to meet the baby, right? It’s a great option for second or third babies, where throwing a traditional baby shower isn’t considered in the best taste. When I saw this new Bonjour Baby collection from Shindigz.com, I knew it would be the perfect theme for a Sip and See! How perfect to say “hello” to a new baby with a bit of Parisian style!  
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I love the tradition of a Sip and See. I mean, all your guests really just want to see the baby right? And instead of having 25 people come over at all different times, it's sometimes more fun to celebrate the baby AFTER he or she arrives, so that your friends and family can pass the baby around!
I combined the Sip and See party with a classic Paris party theme to create this dreamy Bonjour Bebe theme. 

I started my table design with a simple white tablecloth. To dress it up, I used two of the black tulle table skirts around the perimeter of the table. . These are simple plastic folding chairs that I use for overflow seating at holidays. I covered them with these white stretch fabric chair covers. I tied them each with a black satin chair sash, which really dressed them up for the shower!

Each place setting featured a simple gold charger, topped with this beautiful personalized plate. I added a sweet newborn photo to the plates. What a wonderful keepsake for the mother and child! . Underneath the charger, I placed a pink polyester napkin for each guest.  For our flatware, I chose gold glittered cutlery. I love the idea of bringing in the gold from the design of the plates.  I also personalized a custom Bonjour Baby menu for the shower, which was laid at each place setting.

Each place setting also featured a miniature Eiffel tower place card holder. I designed my own place cards in Photoshop to match the collection. And every baby shower needs a toast right? I chose these stemless Serenity flutes to toast baby Eloise. One of my favorite touches is these personalized wine bottle labels.  I applied them to a couple of bottles of Rose (because it’s pink!) but they will stick to any bottle of your choice. To top off the wine bottles, I used these personalized bottle stoppers; another great keepsake for mother and baby!

Down the center of the table, I used two different sizes of Eiffel Tower candle holders. The taller ones are open on top, so I put a silk flower in the tops of those. For my centerpiece, I used a white cake stand from my collection, topped with French macarons. In case the guests wanted to take home the macarons for later, I provided these adorable Eiffel Tower favor boxes.

And of course, you can’t have a Paris themed party without an Eiffel Tower! I love this pink Eiffel Tower! What a perfect addition to the party!
Au Revoir!

Party Supplies: Shindigz.com

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Pop Sugar Must Have Box!

 PopSugar Must Have Box is 5 years old!
To celebrate, this month's box is themed for gifting and parties and it's so FUN!

I especially love this box because of the party theme!
But I think that all these items would be great for gifting your friends and family!
Here's what's included: 

My best friend has an August birthday, and this was the perfect little gift for her. It's on a card, so I just slipped it right into her birthday card!

I kept this for myself and ordered this really fun top!
This might be my favorite item that I've ever received in a Must Have Box!

I tried this already and it's really fun and cooling. My skin felt awesome afterwards! It's a great mask to add to your rotation. 

I'm planning on giving these to a friend who has a child with celiac disease. Gluten free cookies!

In my job, I am always looking for a cute notebook to jot down  ideas and floor plans and event details and I love this one that will fit in my glove box!

I love all things Meri Meri! It's one of my favorite party brands and these tall cake candles are super fun! And, you can never have enough birthday candles!

This tray would make the perfect hostess gift for any upcoming party!
Or, even to hold some cute stuff on your desk!

I LOVE getting my PopSugar box. It's like Christmas (or your birthday) every month! If you want to sign up for your own box subscription, check out my special link. 
And by entering the code "PARTY" you can get $10 off your first box!

In addition, all current subscribers have a chance to win each week some of the following prizes from Pehr Designs , First Aid Beauty, Kendra Scott, Tarte Cosmetics, and a grand prize from Cambridge Satchel Co. So sign up now!

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